Telecommunications industry (1 - 10 of 17 items)
Telecommunications Networks: Addressing Potential Security Risks of Foreign-Manufactured Equipment
GAO-13-652T: Published: May 21, 2013. Publicly Released: May 21, 2013.
The network providers and equipment manufacturers GAO spoke with reported taking steps in their security plans and procurement processes to ensure the integrity of parts and equipment obtained from foreign sources. Although these companies do not consider foreign-manufactured equipment to be their most pressing security threat, their brand image and profitability depend on providing secure, reliab...
Digital Television Transition: Increased Federal Planning and Risk Management Could Further Facilitate the DTV Transition
GAO-08-43: Published: Nov 19, 2007. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2007.
The Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005 requires all full-power television stations to cease analog broadcasting by February 17, 2009. Following this digital television transition, consumers who receive over-the-air television signals on analog sets will need to take action to be able to view digital broadcasts. The act also requires the National Telecommunications and Info...
Digital Television Transition: Preliminary Information on Progress of the DTV Transition
GAO-08-191T: Published: Oct 17, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2007.
On February 17, 2009, federal law requires all full-power television stations in the United States to cease analog broadcasting, enabling the government to reclaim valuable spectrum that the broadcasters currently use for analog broadcasts. This change, often referred to as the digital television (DTV) transition, requires action by broadcasters and consumers to ensure broadcast television signals...
Telecommunications: GSA's Estimates of FTS2001 Revenues Are Reasonable
AIMD-00-123: Published: Apr 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) estimates of the Federal Technology Service (FTS) 2001 revenues and the implications of allowing other service providers to compete in the FTS 2001 market, focusing on: (1) the percentage of FTS 2001 contracts that are minimum revenue guarantees (MRG); (2) when MRGs are likely to be satisfied; (3) the fac...
Federal Communications Commission: Review of the Commission's Regulations Governing Attribution Ownership Rule
OGC-00-1: Published: Oct 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on FCC's regulations governing attribution ownership rule. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would amend FCC's broadcast, broadcast cable cross-ownership, and cable/Multipoint Distribution Service cross-ownership attribution rules; (2) according to FCC, the final rule improves the precision of the...
U.S. Postal Service: Postal and Telecommunications Sector Representation in International Organizations
GGD-99-6BR: Published: Oct 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on U.S. representation in two international organizations: (1) the Universal Postal Union (UPU); and (2) the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).GAO noted that: (1) differences in the roles of government agencies in U.S. international policy development for the postal and telecommunications sectors were related to the agencies'...
FCC: Service and Auction Rules for the 38.6-40.0 GHz Frequency Band
OGC-98-29: Published: Feb 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on service and auction rules for the 38.6-40.0 GHz frequency band. GAO noted that: (1) the new rule would amend FCC's rules to facilitate more effective use of the 39 GHz band by implementing a number of improvements; (2) in addition, the regulatory framework for the 39 GHz band would be expa...
FCC: Competitive Service Safeguards for Local Exchange Carrier Provision of Commercial Mobile Radio Services and Implementation of Section 601(d) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996
OGC-98-21: Published: Dec 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) new rule on competitive service safeguards for local exchange carrier provision of commercial mobile radio services and implementation of Section 601(d) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would modify the current structural separation requirement for the provision of cel...
FCC: Foreign Participation in the U.S. Telecommunications Market
OGC-98-19: Published: Dec 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on foreign participation in the U.S. telecommunications market. GAO noted that the: (1) rule would adopt a new standard for foreign participation in the United States telecommunications market in light of the World Trade Organization agreement concluded on February 1, 1997; (2) rule removes t...
FCC: The Local Multipoint Distribution Service
OGC-98-3: Published: Oct 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on local multipoint distribution service. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would modify the competitive bidding rules by: (a) not making installment payments available; (b) adopting an additional "very small business" category and redesignating as "entrepreneurs" the existing category of entities...